FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Deep hazy amber-orange color with a good sized white, foamy, and creamy head. Good retention with a nice lacing left over.
S - Good amount of citrus and other golden fruit along with a touch of pine. This is matched almost equally with some caramel and bready malt smells. Very well balanced aroma.
T - Similar to the smell and very well balanced. Upfront there is a lot of citrus (both orange and grapefruit) along with some other golden fruit (some apple, apricot, melon, and slight peach). Then some caramel and bready malt flavors start to come out more. The flavors come together and give a sweet candied fruit taste. Toward the end, there is some pine taste that comes out. No real bitterness, and a good amount of sweetness, even though there is a good amount of the hop flavors.
M - Medium body with average carbonation. Smooth and coats the mouth and slightly drying.
D - Very good drinkability. A lot of hop flavors, and pretty well balanced (slightly more sweet/malt taste). Very tasty beer that I enjoyed drinking.
Notes: Very good IPA that is very tasty. Had it at the Känguruh Pub, and it was a very nice surprise in Wien.
d_a_goody (12) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber pale ale with a big foamy head and a sharp cirtrus hit in the taste that floats over the hops. Smooth and full mouthfeel. Quite refreshing and akin to an English pale ale but with a citrus hop.
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 1516 Brewpub. Cloudy reddish amber colour with a lasting creamy white head. Wonderful floral hop aroma with notes of pine, apricot, orange and grapefruit. A strong hop flavour with caramel malt. Finish is dry and bitter but nicely refreshing. An excellent IPA!
keithtarbi (7) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this beer. Great character, sooth, crisp and refreshing with a strong citrus hop presence.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy light amber color. Sweaty and fruity Cascade aroma. The mouthfeel is very smooth, creamy, with some malt, very light acidity and good final, where the hop brings some resins and fruits (bitter oranges). The final is weaker than expected/desired. A surprise in Austria.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the pub. Deep ambery-orange color with hazy appearance. Leaf hoppy, resinous grapfruit aroma along with rough yeasty (in a good way), bready character.
The flavor is full of cascade hoppy fruitiness. It’s very grapefruity indeed. Despite the 65 IBU, it’s not bitter at all. The main mouthfeel is sweet malty, and
full of resinous hops. Full bodied with creamy texture and thick, lacing head. I could drink it as an every day-drink. Nice and authentic introduction to the style
of this beer for eastern european beer lovers like me.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at 1516 in vienna. unfiltered cloudy dark amber colored body with a frothy dark tan head. vibrant and fresh hops shows creamed melon and mandarin orange with lightly notes of key lime pie and crystalline/sugar/gummi bears. candy sweet, syrupy, cloying, too thick. caramel and honey malt seems to clash with the vibrant citrus hops. overall pretty good IPA and a gem for those americans living in vienna who crave it, but it’s a bit too weighty and chewy for my tastes.
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub in Vienna, July 09.
Not bad at all. Citrus, caramel. Hoppy but not that bitter. Refreshing.
Pyobon (795) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ 1516. Hazy golden orange with lovely thick head. Flowery hop aroma. Unusual creamy texture with modest carbonation. Sweet malt foretaste with hint of citrus / orange and long strong bitter finish. An excellent beer.
alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap; an amazing IPA in the heart of Europe. This was an awesome change from all the German beers. Color was orange with a foamy head, just like the picture. Aroma of citrus and flowers. Flavor was great. I write "whole leaf" for some reason as well as hoppy and citrus. Just a yummy beer.